Mid America Rule Book - page 5

Number, Duration and Vacancies
The number of directors of the Association shall be a
minimum of six (6) and a maximum determined by the expansion and growth of the
Association, to be determined in the following manner: Within Greene County in
Missouri, two directors will be elected Interstate 44 and U.S. Highway 65 (excluding the
area of Greene County) shall divide Missouri into four areas with a director elected in
each of those four areas.
The directors shall be nominated and elected as follows: The membership, in each of the
four areas described above, in the City of Springfield, and each state of the Union entitled
to a director, shall, at the annual meeting of the Association, nominate a director or
directory to be elected by the general membership of the Association entitled to vote at
the annual meeting.
Each director shall hold office for a period of three (3) years or until his successor shall
have been elected and qualified. If the office of any officer or Board of Directors
becomes vacant by reason of resignation, death, disqualification or for missing three (3)
consecutive meetings, regular board meetings, a majority of the survivors or remaining
directors may fill such vacancy or vacancies until the successor or successors are elected
at the next annual meeting of the Association. Special situations will be considered, i.e.,
illness. The succeeding director shall be from the same geographical area as the departing
The terms of President, Vice-President, Secretary, and General Treasurer shall be of two
years duration. In order to provide continuity, the terms of President and Secretary will be
alternated with the terms of Vice-President and General Treasurer, Two Year Old
Futurity Treasure shall be a two year term and Historian shall be a one year term.
The outgoing president of the Association shall serve as a voting advisory member of the
Board of Directors for a period of one (1) year. The President shall be the only officer
who is not a member of the Board of Directors and shall not make a motion, second a
motion, or vote. However, in the event of a tie vote of the Board of Directors the
President shall vote to break the tie. In the absence of the President, the Vice-President
shall only vote to break a tie.
Power of the Board of Directors
- Management of the Association is vested in the
Board of Directors which shall exercise all powers of the Association except for those
specifically reserved to the Association membership. The President shall be an ex-officio
member of all committees.
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